Mid 70’s temperature and partly sunny skies; that is the forecast for today’s first Salem Farmers’ Market of September. It is also National Fruit & Veggies— More Matters Month. What greater incentive to attend could you ask for?
Our Farmers’ Market here in Salem is well known for its diversity of offerings. From fruits to vegetables, from breads to lobsters. Entertainment for the kids. Entertainment for adults. And space reserved for community groups to share a message. No wonder the Salem Farmers’ Market is known as much for its produce as it is the conversations it produces.
For example, it is not that farfetched that someone might ask “What are the top 10 Reasons to eat MORE fruits & veggies?”
And among the answers would be (courtesy of the Fruits & Veggies More Matters org website):
- Fiber in fruits and veggies keep the digestive system happy and functioning
- Vitamins & Minerals can be found a plenty in fruits & veggies to help keep the body healthy & energized
- Calories, can only be detected in low quantities in fruits & vegetables
- Convenience as fruits & veggies come in many nutritious forms, such as fresh, canned, frozen, dried, etc.
But, of course, we would like you to focus on the best aspect and that is getting the fresh side of availability of fruits and vegetables, direct from a local farm at the Salem Farmers’ Market.
Presented Thursdays through October 12th, the Salem Farmers’ Market takes place in Derby Square from 3-7pm. Will we see you there today?